Ear acupuncture and weight loss | Acupuncture for weight loss

Ear acupuncture and weight loss

The effect of ear acupuncture on the appetite and thus on weight loss has been scientifically proven. Ear acupuncture can curb the appetite, facilitate weight loss, help regulate body weight and prevent the often dreaded yo-yo effect. Depending on the diagnosis, the acupuncturist pricks special ear points with permanent needles the size of a pinhead that protrude about 1 mm from the skin.

Covered with a small patch, they remain in the ear for about seven to ten days. After the treatment, the body reacts to the acupuncture needles and begins to adjust. The feeling of fullness sets in more quickly.

The cravings are reduced, overeating attacks disappear and the metabolism is stimulated. Weight is reduced. The patient becomes calmer, more balanced, more stable, less aggressive or less depressive, depending on the weak point.

The result: the appetite decreases. An important prerequisite for weight reduction remains – despite acupuncture – a reduced intake of food through selected diets, but the needles help to keep them. A significant weight reduction occurs at about 75%. Overweight can be treated very well with the help of TCM. It is important to set sensible, realistic and long-term goals.

Long term weight loss plan

An important prerequisite for the long-term plan is that it should not require a strict low-calorie and raw food-rich all-or-nothing diet. Crash diets usually lead to an energetic weakening and cooling of the organism. A low-calorie, high-carbohydrate diet is better.

For each patient, the food should be selected individually and according to the rules of the Five Elements. This way, despite a reduced calorie intake, an energetic strengthening of the organism is achieved. In contrast to Western dietetics, which is all about calories, vitamins and minerals, Chinese dietetics is all about the effects that food has on the life energy Qi and thus on Yin and Yang.

These so-called energetic effects are described according to four principles: The five temperature ranges (hot – warm – neutral – cool – cold) initially exert a general effect on the organism. The thermal quality has a warming or cooling effect on the body. The five tastes (sour – bitter – sweet – pungent – salty) can be assigned to a Yin or a Yang quality and a functional circle.

The five functional circles: Liver (sour) – heart (bitter) – spleen (sweet) – lung (hot) – kidney (salty) are inversely assigned to one of the five tastes. The four directions of action (ascending – floating – descending/sinking – falling) describe the direction of movement of the life energy Qi, which is produced by food in the organism. The amazing thing about Chinese dietetics is that a sufficient supply of vitamins, minerals and trace elements is guaranteed.

In Chinese medicine, food is always also a remedy. Because the Qi power of a foodstuff can be used specifically to balance out too much or too little vital energy in the organism. It is best if a structured programme for weight loss is drawn up and implemented together with a doctor.